Wesley Osler is the president of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). In this position, he is responsible for membership engagement, interorganizational collaboration, and internal governance. He previously served on the Board of Directors as chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee, where he established the NSNA Health Policy Cohort, a national initiative seeking to connect policy-minded leaders within the NSNA. Prior to this, he served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Student Nurses’ Association, and as president of his school chapter.
He is the author of several articles in the NSNA’s Imprint magazine, focusing on a broad range of topics from the value of people-first language to possible solutions to miscommunication in the clinical environment. He also served as the primary author to an NSNA resolution endorsing the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and as co-author to a resolution condemning the price hikes for Epi-Pens. Mr. Osler is an undergraduate nursing student at The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in his senior year, with plans to graduate in the spring of 2019. As a student, he was twice awarded the Shirley Toepfert Scholarship for academic achievement. Upon graduation, he hopes to join the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.